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Statistical Analysis of Research Data

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Overview: Recent advances in cancer biology have resulted in the need for increased statistical analysis of research data. SARD is designed to provide an overview on the general principles of statistical analysis of research data.

The Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD) course will be held virtually by WebEx on January 23, 25, and 30, 2023 as well as February 1, 2023, from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The course will be taught by Paul W. Thurman of Columbia University. The first day will feature univariate data analysis, including descriptive statistics, random sampling and estimating a population mean.  The second day will describe inferential statistics, two sample tests of means and small versus large sample consideration.  The third day will feature bivariant statistics including simple linear regression and regression diagnostics.  The fourth day will discuss multivariate data analysis including multiple regression, non-parametric tools and goodness of fit tests. 

  • The participation of NIH clinical and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged. 
  • Class size is limited to the first 150 registrants.

The Instructor

Paul Thurman, M.B.A., Columbia University

Course Materials


Registration is now open and closes on January 20, 2023, please register here. The course will be directed by Dr. Terry Moody, phone (240-276-7785).

Location and General Information

The sessions will start at 1:00 p.m and conclude at 5:00 p.m.

Related Training Opportunities

This course is part of a developing curriculum for training of NCI clinical and postdoctoral fellows. Each Fall, a course in "Translational Research in Clinical Oncology" (TRACO) hosted by Dr. T. Moody is offered primarily for NIH postdoctoral fellows.

Also Demystifying Medicine for PhDs has 2 hours of lecture each week from January-May and the course is hosted by Dr. Irvin M. Arias. For additional opportunities for postdoctoral training at NIH, view

More Information

Contact Dr. Terry Moody at or 240-276-7785.

Organizing Committee

William. D. Figg, Pharm.D.               

Terry Moody, PhD

Paul Thurman, MBA

Oliver Bogler, PhD


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